Episode 10

Principle 1 - Embrace Reality and Deal with It


August 19th, 2019

48 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

Embrace Reality and Deal with It

Topics discussed:

  • How solving a problem in life produces a "gem"
  • What it means to have your emotions reconciled with logic
  • What it means to be a "hyperrealist"
  • Debate about Ray's claim that what success is for each person depends on their "deepseated needs"
  • Whether you can disagree with Ray's views about what our goals in life should be and still use most of his principles
  • How radical open-mindedness and radical transparency improve your chance of success
  • Whether the ideals of radical truth and radical transparency are universally true, or context-dependent

Books mentioned:

Principles, Ray Dalio
A Treatise of Human Nature, David Hume

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